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the campaign coverage and look at folks who serve as role models here in the united states and abroad. there are four change makers, britain's former prime minister tony blair as he puts it, is much too young to consider retirement. he's traveling the world as a global politician and problem solver. then a young woman who survived disaster. she was a swimsuit model when she was caught in the 2004 tsunami. and carolyn miles the ceo to save the children. she's no stranger to educating and feeding kids around the world. but you might be surprised to hear what she's doing to help poor children right here at home. and that brings us to charles best. he has come up with a brilliant way for people who want to donate money for specific projects and public schools. first tony blair why it's so important to continue working and keep an open mind. >> i think the big big battle of the world is between the open mind and the closed mind. the open mind looks at the problem and sees potential and culture and say that's interesting. then there are those who say this is a threat. i want to close it dow
. >> gavin: 150. -plus countries, every state in the united states. it begs the question with your history and the present work you're doing. what world fundamentally are we living in? >> a transforming one. frankly, in a lot of good ways. i think people are always surprised when they meet me, and they expect someone really gloomy and anxiety-ridden and depressed about the world because i'm covering a lot of things. but on global poverty we're making tremendous progress. on so many of these issues that i care about we're inching progress. global health issues. you know, i remember my first trip to africa, and i remember the thing that horrified me the most was how many blind people there were. every capital you would see these middle aged blind people begging and being led around by their children or likely grandchildren, and it was pretty horrifying. now river blindness has been dramatically reduced partly because of jimmy carter more than anybody else. dracoma also it's is also on its way out. you don't have people in their 30s routinely going blind around the world. so many other elemen
of the president of the united states, which is to maintain the safety of the american people. and i will not cut our budget by a trillion dollars which is a combination of the cuts the president has as well as the sequestration cuts. that is making our future less certain -- >> first of all [ inaudible ] the is not something that i have proposed. it is something congress proposed. it will not happening. we're not reducing our military spending, it is maintaining it. you mentioned the navy. governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. we have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land of them. we have ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines it's what are our capabilities. so when i sit down with the secretary of the navy and joint chiefs of staff, we determine how are we going to be best able to meet all of our defense needs in a way that also keeps faith with our troops makes sure our veterans have the kind of support that they need when they come home, and that is not reflected in the kind of b
that existed between israel and the united states was very unfortunate. i think also pulling our missile program out of poland was also unfortunate. and then of course with regards to standing for our principles, when the students took to the streets in theron for the president to be silent i thought was an enormous mistake. we need to stand for our principles, our allies and a strong economy. >> mr. president. >> america remains the one indispensable america. and it is stronger now than when i came into office. we ended the war in iraq and then were able to refocus our attention on the terrorist threat and focus onalliances that had been neglected for decades. with israel we have unprecedented military and intelligence cooperation. but what we also have been able to do is position ours to that we can start to rebuild america. and that's what my plan does making sure we bring our jobs back here. making sure we have the best education system in the world, including retraining our workers for the jobs of tomorrow doing everything we can to control our own energy. we ha
. he seemed like the president of the united states in full grasp of the fact. mitt romney seemed like somebody with 15 minutes of material trying to spread it out over 45 minutes. he seem to have this wonderful gift to string together words that mean nothing. i wrote down a couple of them as i was watching with my family. first answer, we need a comprehensive and robust strategy and we need to coordinate with our friends to address the rising tide of tumult. what does that mean? how can somebody who claim to be the president and give out vacuous nonsense like that? >> eliot: let me ask you this. there's no question that over the last several weeks florida has been moving toward mitt romney. what do you ascribe that to? the unemployment rate there. is it 8.7? can the president remedy that? >> well, i think that it's been more than anything, the impact of the lies concerning the president's plan regarding the healthcare plan. i think that the fact that the other side has been pounding with ad after ad after ad this
mistakes. >> it all seems abstract. >> obama: the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden. >> i acknowledge the president's success and i think he has every right to take credit. >> this president's policies have not been equal to global leadership. >> obama campaign releasing a new ad. >> reckless, amateurish. >> he has been erratic. >> a new poll showing romney slightly ahead. >> the new poll. >> conservatives are saying we're not going fight with him now. we're going to wait until after the election. >> cenk: now, you all remember the good ol' days, before the first presidential debate when president obama was comfortably up. in a gallup poll he was up by five points. and a certain talk show host made this prediction. >> so barring a major miracle i'm calling the election right now. it's already over. >> cenk: oops. the gallup poll out today 47%-47%. for those of you math-challenged, that would be a tie. what did i say again? it's already over. >> cenk: oh, boy. now, that was just one poll. i have other polls for you. gallup, as i just showed you the 47-
still the united states? good question. paul says i think reality should be pointed out to people of the south, they get most of those big storms they right now are getting more from the federal government than they pay in. if mitt romney were elected, how could they pay for their disasters when they can't pay their own way now. darlene asks just watching some of the rescues from the storm, i didn't see one stockbroker on hedge fund manager risking their lives. yeah, good point. we'll talk about some of the gay and lesbian issues in the campaign with terry next, and joined by fawn johnson from the national journal. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: trick or treat. hey, good morning, everybody. happy halloween, and welcome to the "full court press" this wednesday october 31st. good to see you today, we're coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours on current tv with the "full court press," your sane alternative in the morning, so you don't have to watch that conservative crap on the news or cable television. you have it right here on current tv,
common ground with the president of the united states. and the entire president's team all day long has been ridiculing. you would think that if someone reaches out to you that you should reach back. no wonder we have to many problems in washington. >> eliot: rick, there is no question when you have moments of agreement, you want to stand up and shout out of sheer joy. on the other hand, there is an element you have to concede of the romney campaign that has been the etch-a-sketch the flip-flop, all of the metaphors where the change in both tone and in substance begins to make you think and wonder what he does consider as core policy because with respect to afghanistan, for instance, he's been harshly critical of the president and last night, it was the same -- same policies president has described. i could not find a meaningful point of disagreement. i have to wonder why criticism so harsh until yesterday. you have to admit that creates a little cognitive dissidence for those of us who have been watching this. >
to the united states of america. i was tired of losing jobs to china. now we have a car and we have a project to put these cars all over the world. denmark has made a major purchase. dominoes has made a major purchase. we have our military who will give them these mini cars to get to the base every day. >> gavin: what about the cars that are rolling out. >> much cheaper. it's bigger than a smart car. it's a electric smart car. you plug it in at home in your home outlet, which helps a lot. we're called mini v. you don't take them opposite the highways. i drive it every day and back three miles, it's perfect for that. >> gavin: what do you think that electric cars have not scaled. we have been talking about electric cars. they shuttered the technology. we've seen our foreign competitors, we're playing a little catch-up in the united states. why hasn't the electrical taken off. >> i think it's the cost. 80% of the cost of my car is the lithium battery. every year they're cheaper more powerful and condensed. it's a beautiful car, but it was $100,000. a lot of people say, well, i would love to do
for the united states or candidate for president, you don't want to be laughed at. so this is a great way to put a point on something that these last swing voters weren't so aware of. but they'll process it and they'll process it as a trust issue, and they'll process it as he's out of the main stream, and that's why he is switching his positions. >> jennifer: yeah, i love it too. i love that it becomes part of the social media universe as well.% let's go to the polls because romney holds the lead in national polls, and president obama is holding it in the states. do you think the election ends up shaping up to be something like gore v bush potentially all over again where the electoral college and the popular vote may split? >> i think it could. romney is very, very strong in the south. he is going to roar out of the south are very very substantial margins, which could give him the popular vote but he isn't very popular in the swing states. if you are a state that hasn't seen very much advertising, and you don't realize the argument against romney you are forming
alfas sets of hurricane sandy and that storm hitting the east coast of the united states now. it is shutting everything down in new york today including other cities including wall street. it has done that tomorrow. subways, stock market, all closed. so now we're going to discuss whether this has something to do with climate change, which unfortunately you won't see with a lot of outlets. we'll talk about the politics of it in just a minute. first, as i tell you about how the media is not focusing on climate change, it's amazing because they're literally getting battered by the storm and still not recognizing it. here is a collection of media reports on hurricane sandy. >> obama: ref pre-positioned assets where local personnel is working with state governments and we we have resources available for those communities hardest hit. i'm grateful for the cooperation of our state and local officials. conversations at this point there are no unmet needs. i think everyone is taking this very seriously. >> cenk: that was not a compilation of weather reports. we'll have that late for y
a way out. >> did you really mean to call barack obama, the president of the united states, lazy? >> yes. i think you saw him admit it the night before when he delivered the pizzas, he said they are making me do this work. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. >> john sununu would not take back calling the president of the united states lazy. this man is republican worked for george w. bush, ronald reagan was in the white house ronald reagan of take naps during the middle of the day fame, he was president of the united states while john sununu was governor and he probably never would have said of ronald reagan that he is lazy. >> that's a really really good point you make. because you could legitimately say he did not prepare for the debate. >> certainly on style points. but when you take a look at barack obama substancively, the man -- this is a part of a right-wing theme that has been going on out there, mean, i hate that word but this is part of a right-wing theme that said that barack obama is not prepared to be president of the united states, he
the stage in boca raton florida. one, president of the united states the other wants to be president of the united states. one knew what he was talking about on foreign policy. the other didn't have a clue! but one thing for sure on that stage last night we only saw one commander in chief. yes, obama wins round three of the presidential debate hands down. we'll get into it every which way here for the next three hours but first today's latest, the current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. if you are asking yourself who won last night's presidential debate you probably weren't watching. president obama came out with a strong and aggressive performance against mitt romney on foreign policy. the first instant poll from cbs shows 53% of undecided voters say president obama came out on top, just 23% say toward romney. but there are some differing opinions out there. according to cnn poll, only 40% of viewers say romney won but 60% say he is ready
race that you are proud of being president of the united states i applaud colin for standing with him. >> i struggled with it for a long time, but i came to realize that life is a gift from god, and even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape it is something that god intended to happen. >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and if he gives his pass port applications and records, i will give to a charity of his choice a check, immediately, for $5 million. >> jennifer: i'm just saying. you know what really bugs me about the comments in the context of the presidential race? these guys are all tightly connected to mitt romney. john sununu is an active romney surrogate as he basically says that colin powell endorsed president obama because he is black. donald trump, you know he has been doing robo calls and endorsements for mitt romney. despite the fact that these guys are supporters and allies mitt romney has not personally refuted a single one of their offensive statements. he has actually been running from the me
of the constitution of the united states and bill of rights and clearly so. >> jennifer: something about that language that is fantastic. how important were the debates prior to the television era? >> well, it is a great question. it was one where you played the lincoln/douglas debates. we all talk about that. really from 1858 until 1960, john f. kennedy versus richard nixon, debates didn't play that big a role in presidential campaigns. there were no presidential debates. but you did have in primaries occasionally, squareoffs going on. interesting to even think about stats from minnesota rarely run for president -- stacken ran for president every four years. kennedy/nixon was the game changer in debate history. people that listened to it thought nixon won on radio but on television, john f. kennedy won. nobody was that happy with the debates. we had no debates in '64 '68 '72. came back in 1976 when jimmy carter ended up doing well because of gerald ford's famous gaffe. that's the big question. can you become gaffe-fr
in the course of the campaign. >> and it's facing the united states internationally. where the preeminent global power, no doubt about it. but as we go to the fiscal cliff, we might cut the heart out of our defense and diplomatic budget. you can't be a global power if the foundations of your country are shaking and if you don't have a healthy economy to support that's a huge apparatus of power as you've seen so the central question to our campaign how does the united states remain the number one power and how do we act in the world. i do think there are substantial differences between the two candidatescandidates on these issues. >> eliot: i heard a bellicose language when it comes to iran and syria and i have a hard time understanding what i would do. take iran, for instance. i don't know what he could do to stop with any greater certainty iran's march towards nuclear air bomb. >> president obama by any objective standard has had a very successful first term in foreign policy. he got us out of the war in iraq. he took down osama bin laden. i say this as someone who served in the george w. bush
please, pleads send us richard mourdock. we need this man in the united states senate. now, he said that in in the september 17th fundraiser, of course. also another man running for united states senate--these are not podunk guys in local communities. these are not bloggers. these are not tangential figures. todd akin is also run running for united states senate in missouri. you remember this moment, of course. >> you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraceptions seem a bit extreme so i looked into it. >> cenk: sorry, guys i meant to give you the quote from todd akin. todd akin said if it's a legitimate rape, you all remember that, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. but let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something i think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist and not talking the child. i want to give you the last part of that for good reason. they always talk about oh, you know we've got difference of opinions. romney says, i have got an exception for rape and incest. and aki
the deficit, unlike governor romney's. >> please welcome the 44th 44th president of the united states, barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] >> rape is rape. it is a crime. this is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians mostly male making decisions about women's health care decisions. >> good morning, tampa. we just came from iowa, nevada, colorado, we're going to virginia. you may notice that my voice sounds a little hoarse. you heard governor romney's sales pitch. no no, don't boo vote. >> virginia, i believe in you. i'm asking you to continue believing in me. if you're willing to roll up your sleeves with me, we'll win the commonwealths of virginia again, we'll win the election and finish what we started. >> he might win virginia and a lot of the swing states. he's got a really good chance of losing the popular vote. let me show you the combination of polls as they stand. 47.2% to 47.1%. doesn't get any closer than that. unless there is a change within the next 24 hours, 24 hours ago mitt romney was winning by 4.2%. when you look at the averages right now, president obama is pro
. >> romney: i'll put the leaders of iran on notice that the united states and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability. i'll support the libyan people's efforts to forge a lasting government that represents all of them. and syria i'll work with our partners to identify and organize the members of the opposition who share our values, and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need. finally, i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic, prosperous palestinian state living side by side it in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> eliot: of course, much of that matches what the administration is already doing in the middle east. as white house press secretary jay carney said to reporter, and i quote. on iran for example concrete prescriptions that make sense have been acted on. israel's leaders themselves have said that the supreme court from this president is unpress didn't: madeleine albright was more scathing. i think it is really full of platitudes and free of substance. i would really like to ask governor romney and
can't blame the president of the united states for what is happening in -- in syria. so somehow or another they are trying to take this one incident, where a group that had as much ties to al-qaeda as your local gas station does to bp headquarterers. so this is al-qaeda. no. they want to understood mine the narrative that obama has gotten the key leadership of al-qaeda. but they are not a threat to the united states anymore. they are local groups. >> jennifer: so fascinating. thank you so much for enlightening us as to what really happened. >> thank you very much for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. we already have a shrine to mitt's flips inside of "the war room." i think we have to build a barrel. so how is ryan's malarkey? we'll get our shovels next right here in "the war room." presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. >> was this the game changer? is this going to change the dynamic? (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. >> look these guys haven't
and particularly issues effecting the economy when jobs are in an issue. but the president of the united states, whoever is elected is the commander in chief has to be able to handle these issues well, and the voters know that. and i--the foreign policy debate in that campaign that i participated in was interesting. >> jennifer: well, you went in with an automatic advantage obviously, having been in the place, having that experience whereas your opponent was a former governor and he didn't have that level of experience, either. there is a parallel. >> al gore: that's symmetrical with the debate we're about to see unfold here. but with all of the sophisticated detailed analyses may not be all that helpful in communicating with the voters because you have got to boil them down to very you know, succinct expressions. >> jennifer: you're very gracious, but, eliot,-- >> eliot: i don't know about being gracious in a debate. >> jennifer: you know this is a debate where george w. bush said we should not be engaged in mission building. >> eliot: we were shotting about this before we came back. it's fasc
these investments. i expect those new energy sources to be built right here in the united states. that's going to help jeremy get a job and also make sure that you're not paying as much for gas. >> romney: well, let's look at the president's policies as opposed to the rhetoric because we've had four years of policies being played out. the president's right in terms of the additional oil production but none of it came on federal land. as a matter of fact, oil production is down 14% this year on federal land and gas production is down 9%. why in because the president cut in half the number of licenses and permits for drilling on federal lands and in federal waters. so where did the increase come from? a lot of it came from the range in north dakota. what was his participation there? the administration brought a criminal action against the people drilling up there for oil. this massive new resource we have. what was the cost? 20 or 25 birds were killed. they brought out a migratory bird act to go after a criminal basi
incentives to companies investing here in the united states and creating jobs here. it also means we're helping them and small businesses to export all around the world in new markets. number two we've gotta make sure that we have the best education system in the world and the fact that you're going to college is great. but i want everybody to get a great education. we've worked hard to make sure that student loans are available for folks like you. i want to make sure community colleges are offering slots for workers to be retrained. the jobs of the future. number three, we have to control our own energy. not only oil and natural gas which we've been investing in but also we've gotta make sure we're building the energy source of the future. not just thinking about next year but ten years from now 20 years from now. that's why we invest in solar wind and biofuels, energy efficient cars. we have to reduce our deficit but do it in a balanced way. asking the wealthier to pay more o so we can invest in education like yours.
of the united states. you can't wait until you get to the oval to start showing signs of leadership and what you do as a candidate seems to me has a lot to say with what we can expect from that person once he or she gets in the oval office. given that, mitt romney had two great opportunities to show some leadership yesterday and he bombed on both. flunked on both! blew both opportunities. let's start with richard mourdock okay. we talked a little about this yesterday. richard mourdock, republican senate candidate out in indiana up against great democratic candidate joe donnelly and richard mourdock who in the debate, with joe donnelly, said he would not -- he would not allow an exception to a ban on abortion in case of rape because if you get pregnant through a rape, that's just as good as getting pregnant any other way. that's what god had in store for you, honey. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i struggled with i
. >> the united states and iran has agreed to a one-on-one talk on nuclear weapons. but the white house so far as denied the agreement. >> governor romney what worries me is that he is not ready for national security. >> other democrats painted romney as someone who is inexperienced and could bluster his way into a war with iran. more after the break, we're live in chat at current.com/billpress. used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >> now that's politially direct. >>start the night with a special live edition of "talking liberally with stephanie miller" at 7 eastern. only on current tv. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow.
they think should be president of the united states? >> oh, for christ's sake, how many public personas is he going to have. 28 days before the election, oh, let me figure out this public persona. he's mr. number 47. remember, what he says in public changes all the time. what he says in private is what's really interesting. of course, everybody remembers mr. 47%. >> that's the real mitt romney, who doesn't give a damn about 47% of this country and no debate changed that. what, he was a better actor in the debate than president obama so all of a sudden he cares about the 47% because he's found a new public persona? this is a load of crap. don't get fooled into thinking mitt romney is actually the better candidate. he's a horrible candidate! the fact that president obama laid down in that debate drives me crazy. now, second number of 47 is unrelated but also happens to be 47. he was 47th in job creation among 50 states when he was the governor of massachusetts. on what grounds does mitt romney talk about job creation. you didn't create jobs under bain or when you were government of massachusett
're not going to use the tax code of the united states of america to allow these companies to outsource jobs, ship them overseas. then they get to take tax deductions and tax breaks on their plant equipment workers. we the taxpayers are basically subsidizing the outsourcing of our jobs from america. this is wrong. >> jennifer: governor quinn in that clip is standing in front of the plant in freeport, illinois. it may be wrong but senate republicans supported the problem by blocking the bill in a 56-42 vote. joining me now from chicago is the governor of the great state of illinois, pat quinn. governor i'm so glad that you're with me here in "the war room." >> good to see you. you're looking good. we miss you in the midwest. you're a great governor of michigan, and you're doing a great job now. >> jennifer: oh, i miss the great lakes. anyway i could wax on but let me continue on this. how desperate is the situation of freeport? >> well, i think anybody who is a worker and who was raised in a family is sympathetic to the workers. there are 170 good men and women, many of them who have worked t
these kinds of tragedies are about, he's the president of the united states, four people died while he was president. of course he knows what it's about. to take it out of context is the crime that mccain has done, and so many of these conservative talkers have done. let's listen exactly to what stewart said. this is the question he asked and listen to the word that he used to cue the president. >> prior to the investigation helping the communication between these divisions not just what happened in bengahzi, but what happened within. i don't know, i would say even you would admit that it was not the optimal response to at least the american people as far as us all being on the same page. >> they were afghani a conversation. the interviewer said optimal. the president said optimal back. that was the it mr. mccain. here is kelly iot. >> the president's statement today was astounding. the murder of four americans is tragic and totally unacceptable. and i would say this is part of a bigger pattern. do you remember the leaking that they did when things went well, particularly how quickly t
or not the united states should be supplying tomorrows the rebels. we are supplying other forms of aid, but only on that point did % mitt romney say anything differently. i want to know what you think about this. what do you think about foreign policy that president -- president obama has brought about a different approach to foreign policy. i don't think there is any doubt. let's look at the war in iraq. it's over. there are just some peace-keeping troops there, and troops training the iraqi police. the war in afghanistan is wining down. that ten-year -- is it -- or maybe 12 years now we have been in afghanistan. we have a new democratic regime in egypt, we have a new democratic regime, working on it, in libya. we have called for the removal from power of president assad of syria, and again, without supplying them arms or helping the rebels and have clearly put ourselves on the cause of the rebels there. not to mention almost the entire leadership of al-qaeda is gone. they have been targeted and killed by the obama administration. osama bin laden no longer is a threat to th
city on the planet. we're right here, right down the street from the united states capitol. good to have you with us today. lots and lots to talk about and more post-debate commentary about president obama's comments on libya and mr. romney's comments on governor romney's comments, i should say on coal and other energy issues all across the board the debate continues leading up to the next presidential debate which is monday. i don't know where this one is. peter? >> i knew and now i forgot. i'll find out. >> bill: doesn't matter where it is. we'll be there with you watching it and talking about it. today, more spillover from tuesday night's debate. wherever you happen to be, thank you for joining us, whether you're watching or listening on your local progressive talk radio station or watching on current tv, listening to sirius x.m., this is the place to start your day. i appreciate the fact that you do so. we are here with the entire team this morning. peter ogborn and dan henning hello, guys. >> good morn
is it like for you to hear the president of the united states call your dad a liar? how do you react to that? >> well, jump out of your seat and you want to rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him but you know you can't do that because well, first because there's a lot of secret service between you and him but it is the nature of the process. >> how's that for romney family values. yes, that was tagg romney, two gs, the eldest son of mitt romney threatening to take a swing at president obama. there's so much wrong with this. it is incredible. first, as a mormon in good standing with his church, shouldn't tagg turn the other cheek? and second, according to united states code title 18 section 87, i know you have it at your fingertips it says it is a felony to threaten the president with bodily harm yet tagg romney roams free today terrorizing presidents and l.l. bean catalogs all around the world. what bothers me most about his bone-headed comment is its blatant hypocrisy. a day doesn't go by without the romney ca
feel good about what he has done as president of the united states, what his vision for the future of the country is, and as much as i hate to say it, because i hate negative ads, but we know that they work. and we spoke after the convenings, there is a stark difference in how the democrats view the places of women, african-americans, hispanics from what we have seen from the republican party and i think the president is going to have to hit home on that. we needs everyone who voted for him in 2008 to come out in 2012. >> jennifer: absolutely. the gallup poll showed president obama under mitt romney. how do they come back after a such a large gap? >> that 72% likely seems large, but those numbers are often dictated by the spin that comes after a debate performance, so it's probably a little bit artificially high for those who saw the debate. that being said i think the president needs to get back into the driver's seat. it has really only been the last several months that we has taken off in a position of strong play. he needs to give the base a reason to be exc
understanding of what it really takes to run a city in the united states of america, and quite frankly regardless of whether or not that mayor happens to be a democrat republican or independent. cities are the incubators of innovation. they are responsible for about 90% of the gross domestic product of the united states of america. and either of these guys have any idea what it takes to run a city, and in many instances have any idea what they are talking about. >> jennifer: i feel like in some ways cities end up being scapegoated or code language the urban poor the new welfare queens. do you have a sense of that? >> it's clear to me that mitt romney and paul ryan seek to actually create as much divisiveness in this election season as possible. constantly pitting one group against the other, playing people off on each other. that's what the whole 47% discussion that mitt romney was talking about. he was with obviously people he was comfortable with. he was talking the way he probably talks more in private anyway, and has written off half of the country. yet at t
before he even came to the united states senate. some of those issues that he was involved in, and i think it serves him well to go ahead and speak to them to articulate them to stand up for them. >> michael: you know one of the things-- >> could you speak up louder. >> michael: one of the things that congresswoman the people were talking about that really they weren't talking about last night that struck me was how proud joe biden seemed to be about the accomplishments of the administration. that didn't show up with the president last week. a lot of things didn't show up with the president last week. is there a balance he can have by talking about the accomplishments of his administration without boring us, and then turning around and saying this is what you're saying isn't true. there has to be a point where he calls romneys out on his lies. and is it time to start talking about bain? two debates have gone by and bain capital has not come up once. is that the president's job? >> well, bain capital is a very important issue because i think that's one of the issues that defines romne
.w. bush -- they declared doma institutional in the majority decision of windsor v. united states writing... >> eliot: to break down the implications of this rule, i'm joined by richard socarides former president of equality matters who served as an adviser it of lgbt issues to president clinton. you haven't stopped smiling since the decision came down. hugely important day. explain what this means and why it is so important. >> it was a important decision for a couple of reasons. first, because it is a very important federal appellate court. the second circuit is a very prestigious court. the chief judge is known as a conservative judge appointed by republican president. so you know, all of that makes for a very important decision anyway. but most importantly, this is the first appellate court say when we look at classifications based on sexual orientation, in other words, when a law treats americans based upon their sexual orientation that the government is going to have to come forward with a very strong reaso
here in the united states. [ applause ] >> cenk: and more elbows than you can shake your first at. go time! >> obama: i said if i got bin laden in sights, i would take that shot. >> the president was way too aggressive. >> the president was more articulate. >> he was more coherent and presidential. >> romney: we can't kill our way out of this mess. >> mitt romney is hiding a bunch of positions. >> romney: our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. >> obama: governor, we also have few horses and bayonets. >> horses were ridden by our troops. >> sweat. >> romney: the same point the president made. >> romney lost his timing. almost completely. >> romney sounded downright dubbish. >> obama: he's proposed reckless policies. >> marines still use bayonets. >> obama: the question is not game of battleship. >> you sunk my battleship. >> let's not go into hypotheticals. >> it is two weeks until election day. >> cenk: this is fun! last night, we had the final presidential debate about foreign policy. pr
the enthusiastic tweets of people thanking the united states postal service. they got the mail on time out yesterday all along the east coast. several tweets about that. i just wanted to point that out. >> bill: they weren't shut down? >> no. they were delivering mail yesterday. >> bill: even during a hurricane. their slogan, neither rain, nor sleet -- >> they got it there. one person points out in a time like this, who would you rather have president? a community organizer or a businessman? good point. jim irwin on the political side tweeting will hurricane sandy make for paper ballots rather than electronic in states where the power is down? the idea of what we're going to do about election day is starting to loom. that's going to be, i think the next big thing. >> bill: it is because the storm is going to be around for so long and the focus immediately after -- let's say by today right. maybe in parts of jersey and delaware and even here in the d.c. area, it will be clean up rather than more storm. we're not
-- not allowed to have any notes. why the hell not? do you really think that any president of the united states is going to make a decision on any major issue without having a briefing paper in front of him or her? no. you think they're not allowed to make notes during cabinet meetings? it is crazy. >> and on that note about the notes, i will -- just to play devil's advocate the fact that romney didn't have notes at this last debate i think showed how unqualified he was at this last debate. >> bill: i think it would have been fun if barack obama had a middle of the east and when mitt romney said -- [ laughter ] >> bill: -- that syria is iran's path to the sea. that barack obama would have say what about this governor -- >> proceed governor. >> bill: right. and no applause. okay? why not? they had applause during the primary. people booed, hissed applauded, laugh. no, everybody has to take a vow of silence. what the screw -- i know what i want to say -- but they are not monks. good. that was a good zinger. i like that one. as long as they make sure the audience is fairly bala
this year. 65% of the united states has been affected by a very widespread and extreme drought this year. food prices have been affected. much of the west, including the epic fire in colorado springs was on fire this summer. we have seen this over and over again. pakistan. here in nashville two years ago we had what they called a once in a thousand year downpour. thousands of my neighbors lost their homes and businesses and had no flood insurance because it had never ever flooded in the areas that were flooded. so people here in nashville have their hearts going out to the folks in new york city and new jersey and the other areas affected by hurricane sandy. we've been through it down here, too. >> jennifer: well, what is so frustrating is there are an awful lot of science-denying senators running for office who obviously are completely turning their backs on the clear science, as you say. rayberg is running against john tester in montana. he calls climate change mitigation policies unnecessary and economically
from the united states capitol building in the shadow of the capitol dome. i know you want to get right into the debate. we'll do that and take your calls at 1-866-55-press. for me, back from a quick overnight trip to san diego did a little debate with mike murphy in front of the american banker's association. thanks to john fugelsang for coming to fill in yesterday and good to be back with you and with the whole team here, peter hello. >> hey hey! >> dan running the board this morning with phil. >> good morning. >> handling the phones and cyprian on the cameras and here we are. how about it. boy, san diego's a beautiful town. >> that's what i've heard. >> never been there? >> i've never been to santiago. >> san diego. that's a different place. it's just a great town. it's beautiful and the weather is perfect. i've lived almost everywhere in california but canned craig, love going there but i could never live there because i would just drop out. i'd get me a little sailboat and that would be the last you heard. >> don't you think about really nice places like that, you want to visit and
of the union when they say the president of the united states of america. goods me good butterflies. i love politics. jim lehrer is already seated ready to go and he'll do the standard introductions. any memorable moments from debates in the past that you remember eliot? >> then only one -- seeing this ten seconds to go brings it back. i had a problem with one of my opponents that had a binder on the lectern and the moderator had to run up and take it off. and i think it totally threw my opponent. >> al gore: i think the single best line is when ronald reagan said i'm not going to make an issue of age and hold my opponent's age against him. great good humor, funny, but it ended the race. >> cenk: yeah to the point we were discussing earlier about substance, you know, one of the most memorable moments was when george hw bush looked at his watch. here we go. >> i'm jim lehrer and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and form massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this d
. and with regard for the united states to take action militarily. we feel quite confident we could deal a serious blow to the iranians. but number two, the irans are the -- israels and the united states are absolutely the same, about place in terms of how close -- how close the iranians are to getting a nuclear weapon. they are a good way away. there is no difference between our view and theirs. when my friend talks about the material, they have to take this highly enriched uranium get it from 20% up and then they have to be able to put something to put it in. both the israels and we will know if they start the process of building a weapon. so all of this bluster i keep hearing, all of this loose talk what are you talking about? are you talking about to be more credible? what more can the president do stand before the united nations, tell the whole world, directly communicate to the ayatollah, we will not let them acquire a nuclear weapon period. unless he is talking about going to war. >> ryan: martha. let's look at this from the view of the ayatollahs. they see this administrat
united states today gallup poll has the president trailing mitt romney 46-50%. and astonishing after all the talk last summer of a gender gap women voters in those states split their preferences with 48% for each candidate. but the likely poll of candidates has a tie and the public polling shows the president trailing romney by two points in north carolina. president obama prepared for tomorrow's debate in williamsburg. he seemed confident when requested about it. >> how are things going. >> it is going great. >> eliot: of course he said the same thing before the first debate. while the president's poll numbers may be off campaign spokesperson claim democrats should not be too concerned telling reporters i quote we feel good where we are in the race. we'd rather be us than them because we're very confident in our ground game. really? from experience i can tell you that's a standard line from a campaign spokesperson when the numbers are against you. meanwhile, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod told fox news we see a different president obama than in the first debate. >> he's goi
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